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Battery drain, killing me

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Old 02-12-2016, 10:30 AM
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I take that back, here is another:


SSM 12055 - 2009-2013 Multiple Vehicle Lines - Battery Light Flickers - Stays On - Low Charg ing


Some 2009-2013 Multiple vehicle lines may exhibit low charging system voltage, f lickering battery indicator lamp, or battery indicator lamp on. This may be caus ed by engine vibration or improper probing of the 3 pin wiring harness connector at the generator. These conditions can cause a loose or spread terminal on the harness side of the connection. Service tip using the purple male flex probe fro m Rotunda Flex Probe Kit (NUD105-R025D), or a male terminal from box 3, drawer C -16 of the wire terminal repair kit. If there is no drag felt when pulling the f lex probe/terminal from the harness connector terminal, the connector can be rep aired with wiring pigtail kit WPT-118 (14S411), refer toWiring Diagram section 5 for wiring repair procedures.

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2009 - 2013 CAR: 00071 MUSTANG 00117 TAURUS 00170 FUSION 00179 MKZ 00190 MKS
2009 CAR: 00082 SABLE
2009 - 2011 CAR: 00015 CROWN VICTORIA 00044 GRAND MARQUIS 00094 TOWN CAR 00122 FOCUS 00171 MILAN
2010 - 2013 TRUCK: 00194 MKT
2010 - 2012 TRUCK: 00153 TRANSIT CONNECT
2009 - 2011 TRUCK: 00081 RANGER 00163 MARINER
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2009 - 2012 TRUCK: 00130 ESCAPE
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2009 - 2011 CAR: AK FOCUS AU FOCUS (CW170) - N.A. DE FUSION/MILAN/MKZ (ZEPHYR) DH C346 FOCUS FNA FB CROWN VIC FP GRAND MARQ (EN53/EN114) VC LINCOLN TOWN CAR
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2010 - 2012 TRUCK: C7 V227 TRANSIT CONNECT 8M TRANSIT CONNECT-N.A. MARKETING
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:56 PM
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I just replaced the battery in my 2013 Taurus, this makes it the 6th Battery in 4 years of owning this car brand new since August 2012. I have been repeatedly told that the batteries were bad on the shelf, and they supposedly cannot find an alternator or electrical problem.
 
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:11 PM
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Intermittent electrical problems can drive one up the wall.
Sometimes, what it takes is to prep the vehicle, hood open, driver's window down and preparation for voltage drop testing across the various fuses. It is a time consuming procedure , but time well spent. Some places even use infrared sensing to detect the fuse carrying unusual current. Patience and persistence help in situations like this.
The manufacturers usually will release the acceptable parasitic number and it is wise to attempt to get it so accurate comparisons can be made.
 
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:07 PM
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Any luck with this issue?

I've got a 2010 2.5l Fusion and I've been experiencing a parasitic drain whenever the weather gets cold (usually below -20, but last night happened at just below freezing).

It sounds like the OP's problem, only limited to cold weather. I've taken it to a ford store and another local garage and both measured acceptable draw on the battery. The problem with diagnosing this is the temperature variable, and mechanics do their work indoors.

I'm going to try putting a multimeter in series with the negative terminal on the battery and observe over night to see if and when the draw increases.
 

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Old 10-10-2016, 12:26 PM
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Hi Charliefox,
Something you maybe forgot,
When you remove the battery negative cable to connect the meter you also allow the conditions that may be contributing to the problem to "reset". What you might consider is to fabricate or purchase a knife type disconnect where you can maintain the continuity in the electrical system when inserting the meter into the system then remove the battery cable from the post so all current must go through the meter without allowing the electrical system (can bus) to reset.
Let us know what you find, thanks.
 
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:41 PM
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Thanks for the advice on using the knfe type disconnect, I'll see if I can purchase one or rig something up.

Would it also be feasible to connect the meter and simply leave it connected and thus completing the circuit, or is this impractical due to multimeter battery limitations?
 
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:48 PM
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Good point !
A lot will depend on the condition of the battery in the meter, how long you want it to function in the min/max mode and also how long it will take for the module to wake up and start draining the battery.
I suppose you could always use a meter that used the vehicle's battery for power in which case it should work until the voltage drops below the critical point. Unfortunately none of those will tell you how long it took to wake up the system.
One way to try would be to measure the voltage drop across each fuse without disconnecting anything at timed intervals and then hope you can pin down the fuse /circuit with the problem.
Another way could be to use a temp gun and scan the fuses at timed intervals (ie every hour or two) and see which fuse /circuit is pulling current, that fuse will be warmer than the rest.
 
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